While You Were Away: New BABYMETAL Collab, NSYNC Reunites, Gatecreeper’s New Album, And More

The new edition of While You Were Away is here to kick off your week on the right note. This week we’re talking about BABYMETAL’s new song, *NSYNC’s surprise reunion, Gatecreeper’s highly anticipated new album, and more.

*NSYNC reunite for first live performance in 10 years

*NSYNC Reunite for First Live Performance in 10 Years

*NSYNC is back! Kind of. The iconic boy band reunited for their first live performance in over 10 years during Justin Timberlake‘s concert at the Wiltern in Los Angeles last Wednesday (March 13th).

The group performed a brief four-song set that included classics such as “Girlfriend,” “Bye Bye Bye,” and “It’s Gonna Be Me” along with their new song “Paradise,” featured on Timberlake’s new album Everything I Thought It Was.

Check out the performance below.



BABYMETAL have released their new collaborative single “LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND” featuring Thai rapper F.HERO and Thai rock band BODYSLAM.

The single arrives with a music video which features each act showing off their skills against fantastical backdrops. Watch it below.

Last year, BABYMETAL teamed up with guitar legend Tom Morello on “METAL!!,” which marked MOMOMETAL’s first official song with the band.

Gatecreeper announce new album ‘Dark Superstition’

Gatecreeper announce new album, Dark Superstition

Gatecreeper have announced their third album Dark Superstition, which arrives on May 17th via Nuclear Blast.

“Many of the songs incorporate supernatural ideas with my own experiences,” explains frontman Chase Mason. “But the title itself is a reference to the Superstition Mountains in our home state of Arizona. It’s a beautiful mountain range surrounded by tragedy and legends of hidden fortune.”

Additionally, the band have also shared new single “The Black Curtain,” which is about “being trapped between living and dying” according to Chase. “A soul trapped in purgatory begging to be brought back by a supernatural force.”

Watch the video below. Pre-order Dark Superstition here.

Watch Chelsea Wolfe perform ‘Dusk’ in Columbian national park

Chelsea Wolfe: Everything Turns Blue

Chelsea Wolfe recently shared a new live video for “Dusk,” which was filmed in Chingaza National Park in Colombia.

The park is the same location where the videos for “Whispers in the Echo Chambers” and “Tunnel Lights” were filmed. The clip features Wolfe’s haunting performance interspersed with stunning views of the park. The views paired with Wolfe’s vocals make for a beautiful, yet slightly eerie watch.

Watch it below.

Tours on sale this week

Weezer announce Blue Album anniversary U.S. tour

TURNSTILE recently announced a Latin American tour set to start later this month on March 30th in Monterrey, Mexico. The tour will run through April with the final show taking place in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Check out the full itinerary here.

Weezer will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their landmark debut album, also known as the Blue Album with a fall North American tour. The trek kicks off September 4th in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and wraps up October 11th in Inglewood, California. See all the dates here.

Tokyo Police Club have shared dates for their 2024 farewell North American tour. “The Final Tour” starts in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 1st and finishes with a four-night at Toronto’s HISTORY on November 26th through November 29th. Tickets are currently on sale.

Wilco will hit the road this spring and summer on their “Tour to Infinity.” The tour starts in Australia making stops in Canberra, Queensland, Melbourne, and Sydney throughout March. The North American dates start in June and will kick off with a two-night stint in Chicago on June 14th and 15th. Get all the details here.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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